Archive: Dietetics (adults)

Taking Pancreatic Enzymes

This information is relating to Creon®, Nutrizym®, Pancrex® and Pancrease®. Why pancreatic enzymes are needed Tips on taking pancreatic enzymes • Take the first capsule with the first few...

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Reducing your Salt Intake

Why have I been advised to reduce my salt intake? Eating a reduced salt diet can help to reduce your risk of high blood pressure, heart disease and stroke....

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IDDSI Level 7: Easy to Chew (ETC)

Introduction If you’re having problems eating, chewing or swallowing food, you may find it helpful to change the texture of your food. Your Speech and Language Therapist (a person...

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IDDSI Level 6: Soft and Bite-sized diet

Introduction If you’re having problems eating, chewing or swallowing food, you may find it helpful to change the texture of your food. Your Speech and Language Therapist (a person...

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IDDSI Level 4: Puree Diet

Introduction You may find that certain foods and drinks are less easy to chew and to swallow. This may cause you to cough or choke which could be dangerous....

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Eating when you have a duodenal stent

What is a duodenal stent? A stent is a small metal mesh tube which is placed in the narrowed or blocked area of your duodenum. The duodenum is the...

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Dietary advice for Gallbladder Disease

The main purpose of the gallbladder is to store and release bile into the digestive system. Bile is a substance that helps us to digest fats. Gallbladder disease can...

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Dietary Management of Constipation

This information sheet is designed to help you to increase the amount of fibre in your diet to manage constipation. Constipation may be caused by a variety of factors...

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Advice for family and friends helping somebody with cancer to eat and drink

People with cancer may suffer from loss of appetite or nausea not only due to their illness but also because they are concerned about their health and treatment. You...

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A Guide to Fluid Restriction

This leaflet is for anyone who has been advised by a healthcare professional to follow a fluid restriction diet. Why is fluid restriction important? Fluid restriction is needed if...

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